We advocate for legalizing marijuana and hemp for adult use.
New Mexico is faced with extreme budget shortfalls. There are responsible solutions to these problems. Legalizing marijuana is a path to prosperity for New Mexico. Not only will it increase tax revenue, generate commerce, and supports the agricultural economy, it is smart policy that keeps kids safe. Legalizing marijuana for adult use is an opportunity to grow New Mexico, keeping us true to our values and the things we care most about: the wellbeing of our children, community health, and the future of our state.
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of New Mexico residents support the legalization and regulation of marijuana for adults. The Drug Policy Alliance is working to end marijuana prohibition and protect the rights of medical marijuana patients in New Mexico. For the last three years DPA has been advocating at the state legislature for passage of a Constitutional Amendment allowing the possession, use, and sales of marijuana. In 2016 this measure made history when it was heard on the Senate Floor; it was narrowly defeated by a five (5) vote margin. This coming legislative session, starting Jan 2017, we will again be working to pass legalization legislation.
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